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Hispanic children picked up by the U.S. Border Patrol on their way to work in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, circa 1953

195320.5 x 25.5 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

Summary:Reverse caption reads: "Early morning wetback haul-- These young wetbacks were among those picked up by the Border Patrol about 5 a.m. in the morning on their way to work in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas at the time of the survey reported in "What Price Wetbacks?" published by the Texas State Federation of Labor (AFL) and the american GI Forum of Texas."
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Texas
Temporal subject: 1951-1960
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Texas
Topical subjects:American Federation of Labor
Border patrol
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Photographic Print Collection
  • series Series 1 - Subject Files - SubSeries 1 - Photographs, 1890-1993
  • box Box 43
  • folder File 6
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Copyright holder:unknown
Collection:Labor in America Collection
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